Borough of Schwenksville, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Schwenksville 7-13-2000 by Ord. No. 297. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Curfew — See Ch. 75.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
The making, causing or permitting to be made, anywhere in the Borough of Schwenksville, of an unnecessary noise, clamor, din or other sound tending to disturb the peace and quiet of the community, or unnecessary noise arising from transportation, recreation, or amusement at a time, in a place or in a manner which causes any unnecessary disturbance. All such noises and disturbances are hereby prohibited.
All noises or other sounds shall be considered to be unnecessary and to constitute disturbing the peace, even though they are no louder than is customary and are the unavoidable sounds or noises attendant upon the ordinary use and occupation of premises, or attendant upon ordinary recreation or amusement, if they are made on any day during hours other than the usual and customary hours for such work or activity. Except in cases of emergency, no person shall carry on any activity at a time or in a manner, which causes unnecessary annoyance or disturbs the peace and quiet of others.
Without, in any manner, intending to limit or restrict the generality of the above definition of and prohibition against disturbing the peace, the following are hereby declared to constitute disturbing the peace:
The unnecessary sounding of automobile horns, sirens, bells, whistles or other warning devices. The operators of motor vehicles shall, at all times, exercise due care and foresight in their operation and shall not substitute the sounding of warnings for careful driving and the maintenance of proper control over their respective vehicles. It is not intended hereby to prohibit the use of such warning devices in emergencies or at other times when, in the exercise of good judgment, a prudent operator would use such device.
The keeping of dogs, chickens or other animals under such conditions or in such a manner that, by barking, crowing or otherwise, they disturb the peace and quiet of others.
The operation of radios, boomboxes or other mechanical, electrical or electronic devices or the singing, shouting or playing of musical instruments in a manner and at a time which is generally considered to be inappropriate and which unnecessarily disturbs the peace and quiet of others.
Loafing, loitering, idling or lounging in or about any place or facility, but not including the presence of any other person in such place in the course of using it for the purpose for which it exists or was intended.
Acting in and about the streets or other public places of the Borough in a noisy, loud, boisterous or unseemly manner or in such manner as to disturb the peace and quiet of the community.
A person who violates a provision of this chapter is guilty of a separate offense for each day or part of a day during which the violation is committed, continued, or permitted. Each offense is punishable by a maximum fine of $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, by imprisonment for not more than 30 days.